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hiking
13 hours ago

Hiked this last weekend, and it was great! Took my Eno up, hung it, and relaxed at the top for a couple hours. Beautiful

hiking
18 hours ago

beautiful trail. the rim trail was only open in the spring , due to ice, but nice hike

hiking
21 hours ago

Nice walk around the lake. Enjoyed the mountain markers on the sidewalk that dot the sidewalk

hiking
22 hours ago

This is an awesome hike to an old hotel, fire tower, and cliff overlook of the Hudson Valley. The kids loved this one. Check out our full write up which includes directions and other things to look for.
http://www.eastcoasthiker.com/trails/overlookmountain

not really a hikers trail, mostly paved,,not well marked either

Great views from the top! Nice, quick ascent for a great view payoff!

Nice, quick mountain!

First time hiker and I’m a big guy so as I was going I had to rest a bit but overall really not terrible. Decent inclines but well worth it if you’re there after a rainstorm or snowstorm to catch those beautiful waterfalls.

hiking
1 day ago

really great hike, interesting hotel ruins and amazing views. It is uphill the entire way. If the lot is full, there is a bigger one further down the road, adding an easy .07 that takes you back to the main trailhead. We went in April, there was still snow, but melting, making for a very wet and slippery hike. poles were helpful going back down.

GREAT trail! I especially liked the bouldering along the lake. Started at the Adirondak Loj/Heart Lake. We camped at the tip of Lake Colden to try out some gear for a backpacking trip. Beautiful hike and mostly flat, just have to negotiate some large rocks. Definitely want to get back out on this one.

Trail somewhat uneventful, but great views made it worth it! Not too strenuous of a hike.

Nice little mountain to pop up, short and sweet! Be prepared for some steep climbs though!

Great mountain for a day hike with great views! Beware- there are a lot of false summits when you get near the top- that craggy looking thing in the distance? year- that's where you're going!

Great trail, can't believe it isn't more popular in the hiking/backpacking community. Was out on the trail for 4 days last August from Long Lake up to Lake Placid. Great to have the lean-to's available, especially during some chilly nights!

mountain biking
1 day ago

First ride of 2018, the main loop is for beginners mostly flat, with twists and turns. We missed a couple blacks because they come up quick, and are barely marked and I was not turning around.
Blacks are more intermediate, not as bad as some of the trails at Rocky Point. The blacks are mostly downhill twists and turns with a climb back up at the end.
Towards the end of the trail there are a lot of roots, got a little bumpy. But decent trail all together.
I have heard of having to pay to park, we must have got in when the guy was on the can. But I did notice a hiking parking area at "prossier pines county park," if you do not mind the 1/4 mile ride to the park. Unsure if they will still charge but worth a shot. Also there is a side "private" entrance off of East Bartlett Road, it will bring you to the trail head.

Great hike! There were a few steep parts which really made me work but overall very doable and even more rewarding!

I really enjoyed this trail. Beautiful scenery and two beautiful lakes.

1st time hiking in sunken meadow state park. This is a great hiking trail,beautiful view, easy to follow. But this app drained the battery of my phone so we had to cut the hike short and go back to the car. Does anyone else have the same problem?

hiking
2 days ago

I don’t know if it was because it was one of the first actual spring feeling days or what but this was an amazing little/easy hike around the pond. When you first get there, it’s a little loud with the road and all the people there bbq’ing, fishing and “partying” at the picnic tables but once you get far enough away, it’s not as loud and is very peaceful and beautiful.

Good quick hike for people of all skill levels. We went right after a heavy rain and the falls were raging! The blue trail is easy to follow with a few nice view points. Ventured off the trail for a bit to examine this abandoned Dodge Colt (wonder what the back story is here!), it’s easily visible at the beginning of the blue trail descent.

Hiked this about 2 years ago. It took us about 12 hours, but we took our time as I was 3 monrhs pregnant. Definitely a challenging hike, many very steep and rocky areas. We had to push 2 of our 3 dogs up the last stretch to the summit because it was practically rock climbing, the other dog is part mountain goat. There is a false summit that you can see the true summit from, it was about another hour from there to the actual summit. Not 360 viees, but beautiful none the less. I was definitely sore the next day, but it was a great hike, harder than expected.

hiking
2 days ago

A lot of carriage roads but the Gertrude's Nose trail makes up for it. Awosting Falls running pretty good.

Very easy, but nice views of the park

Great hike to start off spring hiking. Recommend going earlier to avoid a lot of foot traffic, however even at 9am there were still a lot of people. Also, a ton of dogs on the trail. When you get to the first over look there is a lot of glass. Great hike over all!

backpacking
4 days ago

Full traverse this weekend, south to north. Great trail. Steep inclines, scrambles, flat and rolling terrain. 3 lean-to's along the way, with Big Hill the halfway point. It is said this is the toughest trail in the park. It was certainly very strenuous in several sections.

Very fun trails, through the woods, or alongside a tidal basin. Also right next to a mile long beach boardwalk!

Scenic, fairly easy with a few hills.

hiking
4 days ago

Very nice hike. If you just want to hike for exercise and don't care about views, take the blue path. We took the blue to red/orange/yellow back to orange and ending on the red. A little over 5.5 miles RT. The orange trail was long as well as the blue but a nice pay off seeing the 9/11 monument and a small but nice view of the mountains. There were nice little waterfalls along the way. The yellow trail also offered a view point At one point we felt as though we were walking into a magical area the way the sun reflected off the twisted trees and stream. The red trail offered a lot of little cascading waterfalls and a little stone and wooden house. overall a nice hike. I would rate it as moderate only because of the somewhat steep uphill hike on the blue trail.

Very busy by the pond , but the further you venture the better it is . Trails wide , hills but not steep and you can pick the trail to match your time .

We were blessed with 80 degrees weather this Saturday and decided to do this strenuous hike in this wonderful weather.
Had heard some news about the trail closing for renovation but it's not and someone was mentioning that it will be closing by the end of this month. Too bad

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